1. VR Question's Avatar
    I know nothing about this subject but am wondering if I could get him something VR related for his birthday. He has an iPhone 5S so not the latest technology. He spends a lot of time playing Fifa on his gaming PC, I've copied and pasted the spec below:

    R7 260X 2GB GRAPHICS GAMING PC PRE-INSTALLED WITH WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64bit (FX-6350 Six Core 4.2GHz Processor - Asus M5A78L/M-USB3 Motherboard, AMD Radeon R7 260X 2GB Graphics Card, 1TB Hard Drive, 8GB DDR3 RAM Memory, 24x DVDRW, HDMI 1080p, USB 3.0, WiFi, CORSAIR 450W Gaming PSU

    I don't want to spend hundreds of pounds, is there anything that might be interesting on the market at the moment? Thank you!!
    12-16-2016 08:53 AM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    Sounds like his PC is not quite up to the specs required for an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, additionally, you WOULD be talking hundreds of pounds. The Rift retails for 600 US dollars, and the and the Vive 800 US. Not sure how that translates to pounds, BUT I'm sure it's over your budget. HOWEVER there is a decent phone based option for you, a Google Cardboard like device, which you can find on Amazon. Here's the one I just got for my nephew who has an iPhone...


    I got it from Amazon US, BUT it sounds like you are UK based so I found the UK link for you.
    12-16-2016 09:04 AM
  3. Cale Hunt's Avatar
    As pkcable said, the PC just isn't quite powerful enough for VR.

    As another option to work with the 5s, check out Google Cardboard:

    12-16-2016 11:33 AM
  4. EgoAnt's Avatar
    It's a little cheaper if you go the OSVR route, especially if you grab the OSVR HDK1. The computer you have would probably run it, but the experience wouldn't be optimal. Even that is around $299 US, though.

    I agree that Google Cardboard is probably the way to go.
    12-16-2016 11:46 AM
  5. krisguy's Avatar
    The three biggest things in that list that I would upgrade would be the video card, then RAM, then processor (and maybe mobo depending on the proc). I build an AMD system for 450 bucks that runs a Vive decently.
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    12-16-2016 11:51 AM
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    12-16-2016 04:56 PM
  7. smoo1965's Avatar
    Thanks for all the replies - that's really helped. I think I'll go with the Google Cardboard as a taster for now - and hopefully come next birthday/Christmas, there will be something around that is compatible with XBox One - or it will be time to upgrade his system and get something more substantial. Many thanks!!
    12-17-2016 06:06 AM
  8. krisguy's Avatar
    Project Scorpio (the newest Xbox) will support a VR/AR experience, said during the E3 presentation last year.
    pkcable likes this.
    12-17-2016 03:04 PM

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